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morning, everybody. there is a report up to a third of those who signed up through obamacare may think they have insurance and they actually do not. good morning, we'll explaining this now. i'm bill hemmer in america's newsroom. martha: that's a little scary. i'm martha maccallum. the president set out for an allout p.r. blitz. they are going to try to dominate the waves and stop the pleading from the rollout. this comes from the "washington post" saying errors generated by the healthcare website could mean many people who think they have signed up for obamacare actually have not. that's because the glitchy website is sometimes sending the wrong information to the insurance companies. bill: the white house is still trying to put a happy face on this. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved. and the teams in place have worked 24/7 to make those improvements including significant improvements that were made over the weekend. but the work is not done. what is the story this time? >> the story here is the percentage. the idea that maybe one in three of people who
and brand new stories you will sear here first. jon: the obamacare website gets a makeover. new options are able if you're shopping. with deadline looming do the updates matter? >>> wild weekend weather across the u.s. and more is on the way. meteorologist maria molina on where people should be preparing now. >>> silicon valley versus washington. the nation's top tech companies teaming up to send a message to uncle sam. ease up on all snooping. it is all "happening now." jon: well the obamacare website getting a face-lift but ongoing problems with the federal exchange may be more than skin deep. i hope you had a good weekend. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: does obamacare cover facelifts? is that a question we're leading with today. jon: let's hope not. >> hi, everybody. i'm jenna lee. has a new look if you check it out online. it lets shoppers see insurance plans before they buy and whether they qualify for tax subsidies to lower costs. there are so-called back end problems the way customers get information to insurance companies may mean some people who think
: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, since obamacare implementation began on october 1, the president has spent much f his time talking about the malfunctioning website. however, i would remind the president of his own words several weeks ago. obamacare is more than just a website. the website was supposed to be the easy part. and the more people sign on to it, they will be made aware of the real problems with obamacare. in fact, when the millions of americans currently losing their health care plans try to log on will be, they met with drastically increased emiums, skyrocketing out-of-pocket cost, and reduced access to the doctors and hospitals they know. these problems are in direct contrast to the repeated promises made by the president. my constituents are rightly concerned with these broken promises and they are regularly contacting me and my office to voice their concerns. for instance, gillian in sparta, tennessee, wrote to me, and i quote, every year in the past my health care insurance has increased by small percentages. sometimes 5%, sometimes by 7%. this past week
primetime. right knew, huckabee. >> tonight, the president urging young people to help plug obamacare. >> i need you all to spread the word how the affordable care act really works. >> a new poll shows most millenials don't plan on signing up. tonight, why america's youth is tuning the president out. >>> the obamacare web site, bull's eye for hackers. >> doesn't appear that any security was built into the site itself at all. >> the serious privacy risks that come with signing up for health care. >>> plus, students who used to get straight a's now struggling in class. why common core is not making the grade. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. we have a great christmastime audience here. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. i'm going to give you a sampling of things people have posted on my facebook page. i hear you support common core education standards. i'll never watch your show again. another said, if you support common core, you have hoes -- you've lost my trust. another one, you need to le
stay too. so. more and more people finally getting on the obamacare website, another story we're following to sign up for health care there are new reports of what awaits them. new reports people will have to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pocket before their insurance even kicks in. according to "the wall street journal" average deductible for an individual was $3600. under obama care care's bronze plan that soars to over $5,000. that is 42% increase. that is the lowest priced coverage on the exchange. stu varney, he is the host of "varney & company" on fox business network. stu, how do you think people are going to react? >> people will say, what did i do to deserve this after all you pay your taxes, work for a living. you've been forced to change your doctor. you've been forced to pay more for inwhich you may or may not need but the second sticker shock which is as you point out, heather, deductibles. the study was done by health pockket incorporated which studies this kind of thing. the federal exchanges, they found out the bronze plan has an average deductible
gap between the rich and poor. also, the economic benefits of obamacare. the white house is promoting this and quickly approaching the deadline. in the meantime, today's top headlines. jon: caught on camera, plus the latest in the manhunt for the suspect. and loose change is really adding up in our nations airports all of that money you leave behind at security checkpoints could be spent and how low can you go. it is all "happening now" ♪ ♪ jon: good morning on this wednesday. the president giving a speech on the economy today to talk of obamacare again. all part of a three-week pr blitz to convince americans to sign up and soon. hello, i am jon scott. jenna: i am jenna lee. the presidents common coming on the heels of the enrollment website 631 the website is trying to put the botched rollout behind it. getting that millions of enrollees getting the health care law work. the deadline to sign up for coverage next year is december 23. let's talk about with karl rove, a senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to president george bush. he is also a fox news contributor. that was par
the national conversation for 2014 and two dozen 16 should be, is obamacare the best we can do? or can we develop a breakout to the generally personal health system that uses all the capabilities that we've got. also, is this economy the best we can do? or can we get a breakout liberating this once again, to be the most dynamic income society in the world. also, are we going to continue to steal from our children and grandchildren, or is it time to get to a balanced budget by changing the government. the other issue is that it is not revel in right now or today and is the current policy of weakness and confusion really very reliable as a national security policy, or is the world dangerous in this way? the nature of the world, you remember that they can get on the front burner all the time. but that should be our national conversation. we should say to every democrat and republican and libertarian and socialists. this is the best that you think that america can do? and let me put it into context. sometimes i am impatient with my friends in washington. the recently the internal revenue serv
not demonstrated its expertise or a willingness consider what effect obamacare is going to have on the health of this country. host: on twitter -- referring to senator mary landrieu who is up for reelection. been in clarksburg, west virginia. it democrat. you.r: good morning to i will tell you the truth. yeah, you want to fire someone. the house.get rid of when people don't do their jobs -- you want to fire somebody for not doing their job? these characters who always want to know about benghazi. tell me the truth about iraq. host: robert lambert on twitter. jerry, independent caller. texas. why are we complicating things? infighting. let's sit down and have discussions and work things out. quit pointing fingers. things.he complications i don't care what happened in in 2013.use we are how are we going to progress? how are we going to move forward if all we're doing is debating? argumentt about the , the formerrt gibbs press secretary to the white in order tog that restore people's trust in , the presidentn has to hold somebody accountable. caller: the only message that sent is that congress i
carlson and ramesh ponnuru debate obamacare's revival. we begin the program with the former secretary of state, dr. madeleine albright. thank you for being with us madame secretary. , >> good to be with you. >> you paid tribute to the noble statesmen, nelson mandela. you say you treasure the memory of your meetings with him. what is the most memorable? >> the most memorable was his modesty. i was ambassador at the united nations. he walked up to me and said, hello, i am nelson mandela, like you would not know. when he spoke at the general assembly session, he walked up slowly to that podium and he would take out his glasses and he would clean them and then he would put them on, then he would speak with a great cadence. i also visited him. as a human being, he was stunning. the more you knew the history of a man that had spent so much time in prison. for me, the most important thing about him was his forgiveness. >> no bitterness. >> no bitterness. >> you said his words and works will survive. when you look around the world today whether it is asia, the middle east, or africa, there is
$500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study is adding to growing concerns safety. >>> can you live your life paying for everything by only using online currency? we will be joined by a couple who live in -- or who lived in banking. >>> hello. i am antonio mora. we begin with outrageous hospital bills. the mysterious methods hospitals use often puzzle experts. how can it cost one person in california $1,500 to get stitches when the person next to them is charged $500 more and the same treatment in florida could cost over $3,000? as al jazeera's janet tuboni reports, higher costs do not necessarily equal better care. renewing a long-standing debate prices. >> hospital costs have americans fed up with the system. >> i think insurance companies and hospitals and healthcare in general are really over the top >> reporter: some e
conversation for 2014 and 2016 should be very simple. it's essentially three and a half topics. is obamacare the best we can do, or can we develop a breakout to a genuinely personal health system that uses all the modern capabilities we've got? that's number one, because you can't avoid it. two, is this economy the best we can do, or can we get a breakout to the pioneers of the future liberating us once again to be the most dynamic, full-employment, high-income society in the history of world? three, are we, are we going to continue to steal from our children and grandchildren, or is it time to get to a balanced budget by fundamentally changing the government? and then the other issue which i list as a half issue because it's not relevant right now every day, but it could bite us at any time, and that is is this, is the current policy of weakness, confusion really a very reliable national security policy, or is the world dangerous, and do we need a much more coherent foreign and national security policy? that's not on the front burper right now. unfortunately, the nature of the world as you
on the obamacare rollout. the obama administration, the troubled health care website a vastly improved since the disastrous rollout back in october. so much so that it appears that the website may have reached its maximum capacity. now, the former head of the massachusetts health exchange. great to have you back on the show. welcome. >> thank you. nice to be here. lori: health and human services is saying that they are running 90% of the time. does that mean anyone can log on and expect to sign up in a reasonable time? >> well, apparently not. it would be nice to have it running close to 100 percent. >> describe the kern vulnerabilities. >> they have done a heroic effort over the last five or six weeks in marshalling resources to try to improve what was clearly not functioning very well at all. really not functioning. but you would like to get those -- the consumer experience will depend upon all of the links in the process working. working close to 100 percent. that is really what you would like to see. and you know, that is just the basics, frankly. the really interesting stuff is down the
called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, republican leaders are doing the same, and attacking the law itself. >> it's not just a broken web site. this bill is fundamentally flawed. 'causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to
of obamacare. reporters, "iold am not concerned for anything." forcast the deciding vote obama care in the first place. it is the brave new world of government incompetence that we will live in. line for that is interesting because that is new. the brave new world of government incompetence. that is something the launch of the obamacare website has over -- website hasup opened up for republicans. it is no longer it is better for you. -- the government is better for you. these guys are incompetent buffoons. problems with the nsa, spying, leaks, the problem of the health-care website that does not work, he looks like the government is having difficulty operating. -- and now he says the democratic senators are wrong on governing. that is intriguing to me. clough let me share you this stock. president obama is making a big comeback if only he could get the news out to millions of homeless. guest: every time we have a conversation about on employment numbers, it is the same. it is a question of whether you are in power or out of power. out of power, unemployment goes up, proving america
this play book against obamacare the other day. they are not trying to work with us and try to address the issues. yes, there are problems. there is no denying that. let's work to fix them. we know what it looks like when they are fixed and looks like colorado and -- california and new york. >> reporter: kentucky, california, north carolina have their own state exchange websites which were also pretty slow when they first launched. as for the federal site the white house says enrollment jumped from 30-80%. white house still calling the site a work in progress. >> but you actually visited the site this morning, didn't you, what did you find? was it different and faster? >> it was faster because i logged on october 1st and that was pretty rough going that day and today it was definitely pretty quick. in fact, the true test i think that will happen here is for this repaired website is when there is maybe an on slot of people trying to enroll come before the december 23rd deadline so coverage can kick in on the 1st. >> thanks for joining us erica. parts of the country are getting hit with
has badly hurt obama's poll ratings. the problems besetting the affordable care act, a.k.a. obamacare, have been a boone for republicans. they now insist it's not the website that's faulty, but the law itself. obama says he will fight for the rest of his mandate, three years if need be, to make the law work. electoral uncertainty in the world's most dangerous country. honduras' top voting body says it will review the results of last month's presidential poll after a defeated candidate castro cried foul, calling protesters into the streets sunday and claiming the vote was rigged. the ruling national party's candidate, juan hernandez, won the november 24 poll by eight percentage points. castro is the wife of a former president whose ousting in 2009 precipitated months of turmoil. protesters in haiti continue to pile pressure on the president. thousands taking to the streets in multiple cities friday, calling for the president to step down, some bearing pictures of the previous president, aristide. they're also demanding an end to a claim there's interference by the must haitian affairs.
people to help plug obamacare. >> i need you all to spread the word how the affordable care act really works. >> a new poll shows most millenials don't plan on signing up. tonight, why america's youth is tuning the president out. >>> the obamacare web site, bull's eye for hackers. >> doesn't appear that any security was built into the site itself at all. >> the serious privacy risks that come with signing up for health care. >>> plus, students who used to get straight a's now struggling in class. why common core is not making the grade.
talking to about everything from obamacare to immigration reform. that's something he has held near and dear to his heart since he came to office. where are we? are we going to be able to pull that off? >> that's right. >>> we'll also be talking about the building boom. you have seen san francisco's exploding skyline. therefore there are cranes everywhere. >> that's right. it will lead to incredible increase in population in san francisco and the entire region. we'll talk about what this means for people in brent wood, fremont, all across the bay area. >>> workers are demanding a hike to the minimum wage. president obama weighed in on this. now we have local leaders weighing in on this. phil you have an interview with some of them. >> first let's take a step outside because you probably noticed it's really cold. it has been for several days and the cold snap will continue. we are taking a live look outside. you can see the bay bridge. it looks nice but again jacket and scarf weather. you see the temperatures are in the 20s in some spots. otherwise we're making it up to the upper 30s
for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> we talked about the snowy side of this, but the cold air side is dramatic. two days ago we had temperatures in the 40s. some of the highs in the next couple of days may not go above zero. with that, dramatic temperature changes between yesterday and today. denver, 30 degrees cooler than we were yesterday. and, of course, that is supporting the snow that we see across the region. >> the cold air is spreading to places th
that is a treasure-trove for cybercriminals and identity thieves. further, the obamacare website interacts with the i.r.s. and social security administration databases thereby exposing americans to even greater risk of theft of their most private personal information. in their written testimony, these experts warn the following about the health website. quote, there are clear indicators that even basic security was not, not built into the website, end quote. quote, the vast amount of code also means asupplying industry standards, security practices is a task that can have no real chance of success. end quote., quote, creates massive opportunity for fraud, scams, deceptive trade practices, identity theft, and more, end quote. mr. speaker, these threats to american family finances prompted me to ask the panel of cybersecurity experts within, under obamacare, americans can seek compensation from the federal government for financial losses caused by use of in reply not one expert, not one indicated obamacare requires the federal govern
theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility of because of the afford will care act, throw you off the plan because of a pre-existing condition. benefits that will kick in once the exchanges cake and will be long. we are focused on the care and m
on the minds of america right now, as they witness the utter disaster of a rollout of obamacare. as the gentleman knows, his constituents as well as mine, are faced with higher premiums, faced with the realization now that the president has broken a major promise. when he had said to the american people that they could keep their health care plans if they liked it. and we know now that wasn't true. so people are having to go and figure out what kind of plans are actually there for them. the administration has claimed this week the website is working just fine. we know good and well the back end of that website is not working just fine. i'm glad that people are able, maybe, to get on and see what's there. we don't really know because of the lack of transparency as to how successful the signups and enrollments are being. we do know, though, that most americans in the individual plan arena are facing higher premiums . those that have had to give up their plans are facing higher premiums, and plans that they don't necessarily choose that they are now forced to have because of the op
health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000 a year and also claims the average deductible for individual plans before much of the law went into effect was just about 3-1/2 thousand dollars. the deadline to apply for own kaz is two weeks away. we're learning a new feature that just went live at >> for the first time without an account or password you can see your deductible and all out of pocket costs on a screen that shows your premium, but just because the numbers are easy to fine doesn't mean they're easy on the bank account because the average deductible that pops up is 42% higher than it used to be. that's what the study fund looking at 34 states on the marketplace. now some tech experts are saying this window shopping feature doesn't help run any better. >> doesn't change the overall flow of the web site itself. they're trying to put together and piece together a lot of different things to make the web site functional or look like they're continuing to m
the plants. back in 2010, cbs chief actuary did a report on the impact of obamacare to medicare advantage. he wrote and i quote we estimate that in 2017 -- i know you touched on this, but elaborate, please. we estimate that in 2017 when the m.a. provisions will be fully phased in enrollment in medicare advantage plans will be lower i about 50%, does this track with your own analysis of these cuts of? >> apps alluded. as you for today medicare advantage is a high quality program, very popular. even more popular nationwide. the senior population is rising 10,000 beneficiaries every day. one would expect that if nothing else changed you would see more enrollment, a lot more. we are going to see less. what's changed is a financial foundation, the cuts under a maple make it impossible for plans to survive and those that survive will have to change the networks and their benefits and the cost-sharing in ways that seniors will find under struggle. the net result will be less availability of medicare advantage. >> next question for you. some democrats have been pushing the accountable care organizati
. >> pam: the "obamacare" website is open and running more smoothly than ever. health care dot gov had problems starting from day one -- october first. the president vowed to fix the issues by december first. >> pam: so the obama administration enlisted the help of private sector tech talent-- and the president put management consultant jeff zients in charge of the overhaul. >> pam: 400 individual repairs later. the administration met the deadline, saying the website's error rate has fallen to "well under one percent." >>"the bottom line: on december first is night and day from where it was on october first." >> pam: the administration progress report says the site can now handle up to 800-thousand visits a day. still, more work needs to be done. officials expect a surge in traffic just before december 23rd, the last day to sign up for coverage that takes effect on january first. >> catherine: it's now been about 5 weeks since an 85- year-old palo alto man was detained by the north koreans as his vacation was wrapping up. >> catherine: the white house is now weighing in
this and obamacare is terrible. and so those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, you know, is your stuff? they said who are you? i said actually i'm a academic. i'm a researcher and doing research on these organizations. these ideas and trying to understand the guys about it. and i studied men who believe this stuff. and they, you know, a punch of them looked at me suspiciously and said asked me questions. and i just said, look, here is what i am. you know, i don't get. so but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. it's off the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. "downward mobility: racial and gender-equality." on the fear, anxiety, and rage of angry white men. sunday night on 9:00 on "after words." back -- part of booktv on c-span2. >>> president obama said today that income inequality is, quote, the defining challenge of our time. to close the growing gap between the rich and poor in america he called for increase in minimum wage.
the bodies. >> welcome back. obamacare faces another legal battle as the white house starts a three-week public relations campaign to re-market the affordable care act. andrew spencer reports some institutions want to make sure the health care reforms don't infringe on their religious freedoms. >> even though contraceptives are part of the guilt, their art read the filing this lawsuit after three weeks the obama administration is trying to encourage more people to sign up. this was altman lebes decided in court. they will decide whether not certain companies can offer insurance. this is evidence that the affordable care act by some people will not work. >> this plan is flawed and people are losing the doctors of their choice. they're also losing their health care plans. they're having to pay higher prices. >> barack obama stated said some republicans just want to see that health care act to sale. >> if you have better ideas, let's go. we are not want to repeal this as long as i am president. maligned republicans consider to talk about everything that is negative. >> president barack
, of course, if you look at the rollout of obamacare can, you understand that our underinvestment in technology in cases cripple les us. and certainly, as we move towards common core, having districts that don't have sufficient technology to test on common core is a great problem and one that we've decided to help address as well. common core was decided on before i was governor of the state of connecticut. i was not one of the founders of the concept, but i will tell you this, i embrace it. but more importantly than my embracing of it, based on scholastic poll or survey of teachers in the state of connecticut, 72% of teachers embrace it. and really only about 2% reject it, think it will not lead to better results, and the remaining folks are basically undecided about the issue. so those teachers who have studied it and thought about it and have been doing the preparatory work over the last intervening years since 2007 when it was adopted in the state of connecticut are getting it and do belief that concentrated -- do belief that concentrating on fewer things is the right way to g
to triple. >> even though private insurance companies are selling plans on the obamacare exchanges. doctors are ambivant as to whether they'll take the insurance. 44% of physicians plan on sitting out the first year. 33% are not sure if they'll participate. nationwide four in 10 physicians are still weighing their options. >> lower payments to first irnings, experts say is one way of making plan affordable. for patients that have insurance to pay doctors higher rates. they carry higher out of pocket costs, creating hurdles for the physicians. >> many insurance companies tell us they won't advice us of the deductible ahead of time so the doctor can't collect the deductible in advance. that means the doctor has to wait for the insurance company determination, has to bill the patient and hopes that the patients can pay us. >> that hope may not make financial sense when the drive to lower health care costs is putting pressure on the bottom line. >> the art world is converging on miami beach for an exhibit expected to attract 50,000. >> the snow is helping to put miami on the map as a global cul
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